I would like to share the fact that, 11 months into PMR, I am improving! Although my arms are still extremely painful and I can't do most of the things I used to do (yet!) My legs are a lot better and no longer keeping me awake with the pain. I am sleeping better and starting to feel that a return to normal life is possible. A combination of vitamins and oils, with acupuncture every 2 weeks has got me this far. I would not suggest that anybody else should take the same route as I have, but I am so glad I do not have the problem of reducing steroids on top of the problems caused by the illness. Going for a walk later, while the sun is shining!